Monday, 22 January 2018

War.


Our world is blighted with war.

But who is making peace?

There are people praying for peace in our world.

There are people taking positive action to achieve peace.

But we never hear about them in the media.

This is because our media is owned by people whose interests are served by war.

They not only profit from it directly through arms sales but it keeps them on top by dividing and destroying any challenges to their supremacy.

So we must find alternative methods of making peace.

Media moguls will never support peace.


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Sunday, 21 January 2018

Mercy.


When someone does something we disapprove of we should not judge them.

We should not condemn them for their sin.

And we certainly should not consign them to death or hell.

We are not here to sit in judgement.

Or to try and control people's behavior.

We should forgive according to understanding.

There are reasons why people do things.

And there are reasons to forgive them.

We should be wholly benevolent.

We should seek only to help.

For this is the Will of our Father in Heaven.


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Saturday, 20 January 2018

The Love of God.


God loves me as I am:

A sexually active gay man.

Homophobic forces in our society may try and create doubt about this fact.

But God is undeterred.

He will not be bullied.

And He cannot be manipulated.

His Love is constant.

And it is real.

God loves me as I am:

A sexually active gay man.


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Friday, 19 January 2018

Following Jesus.


Jesus is the savior of the world.

Not because he is God's Begotten Son.
Not because of his magical name.
Not because he has power and authority.
Not because he died on the cross.

Jesus is the savior of the world because he taught that God is Love and we should love God and love our neighbor.  He taught that we should not judge others but love even our enemies.

He is truly the son of a reconciling God.

And this is what it means to be a follower of Jesus:

To love God and love God in our neighbor, love God even in our enemies.
And to draw everyone into loving communion with God our Heavenly Father.

It is God's Will that we love one another.

This may well lead to the cross.


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Thursday, 18 January 2018

The Stars.


The stars are visible at night.

Satanism is a religion of the Night.

And Satanists use astrology (backwards).

But Satanism is based on outmoded ideas of dualism.

And they do not own astrology.

Astrology has been used for thousands of years by legitimate religious leaders.

So the positive application of astrology is over Satanism.

It controls them.

For the Night also is God's.


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Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Awakening 2.


And what is this world-wide awakening?

A strong sense of social justice.

A concern for the environment.

An altruistic love of humanity.

And a horror of inequality.

All combine to open our wayward hearts.

And lead us to the other.

For it is love for the other that will save us.

Not morality, not economics, not law and order, not isolationism, not monoculture.....

But compassion and mercy and love.


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Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Awakening 1.


The Age of Aquarius is widely thought to bring a world-wide awakening of humankind.

Perhaps we are seeing the beginnings of this now.

Jack Spong, The Jesus Seminar, Marcus Borg, Karen Armstrong, Richard Rohr, Pope Francis I, Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama.....

There is a sea-change in people's thinking.

There is a widening enlightenment.

And it is not just academics and leaders who are involved.

Most Christian churches now have some kind of progressive group within them.

The movement is growing from the bottom up.

Let's hope that this new light from God can expand without violence or bloodshed.

I pray for that.


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